<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33

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Lot 132
Motorcars from the Estate of Dean S. Edmonds Jr.
1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"

Sold for US$ 246,400 inc. premium
Motorcars from the Estate of Dean S. Edmonds Jr.
1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"
Chassis no. GUJ 33

4.5 Liter OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
In excess of 225bhp (quoted)
4-Speed Manual Transmission with Laycock Overdrive
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Hydraulic Brakes

*One of six Petersen Blowers built for retail through Jack Barclay Ltd.
*Ordered new by Dean S. Edmonds Jr.
*Regularly used, toured and enjoyed
*Exacting tribute car with great performance


PETERSEN BENTLEYS

British based Bob Petersen pioneered a new genre of Bentleys with his 'Petersen Blowers'. In the early 1990s he began to produce cars like this using an amalgam of pre and post war Rolls-Royce and Bentley parts. Sturdy Rolls-Royce frames, not unlike the hallowed real Blower chassis provided a sound basis and a genuine '20s or '30s identity, into these he would shoe-horn Mark VI Bentley engines with superchargers and clothe them in well-constructed fabric bodies. The quality of build has always been appreciated and coupled with generally reliable mechanics and sporting performance they immediately found a following. One of the clever marketing ploys was for them to be offered at Jack Barclays famed showrooms in London, through which a series of six cars were sold.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Dean Edmonds routinely stepped across the checkerboard tiles of their Berkeley Square premises visiting his friend Anthony Hibbert and other colleagues at the renowned Jack Barclay Showrooms. One day, a car such as this was on display, and he was clearly so enamored by the Barclay Blower that he ordered one immediately. The car was commissioned in 1996, for delivery in 1998, and we understand was number 3 of 6 so ordered through Barclays.

Meticulous in his planning, the notes on file detail correspondence on how the car would be tailored for him and ultimately led to its shipment on the famed Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth II, something that guests of the ship could do at no additional expense to their ticket in those days. Completed in May 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Edmonds traversed the Atlantic in September 1998, and as luck would have it, found themselves joined by a host of old cars destined for the New York Rockefeller Center Louis Vuitton Classic. Imported officially to the U.S., it would be delivered to Florida after this.

The 'Barclay Blower' was a car that gave him great joy in his latter years and on occasion he is known to have attended local CCCA events with the car. Now more than 25 years since its build/refurbishment the Rolls/Bentley Blower has gained a certain patina which enhances its deception as the real thing. Today, as a real 'Blower Bentley' might set you back some 40 times their cost, these cars have developed their own following and can be found in collections around the world. They provide an exhilarating driving experience which is sure to be appreciated by the next owner as much as its last.
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<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
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<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
<b>1929/1998 Petersen "Barclay Blower Bentley"</b><br />Chassis no. GUJ 33
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